The latest LAME 3.99.5 ist built into the free XLD (X Lossless Decoder). Works great.
Going here worked for me; http://web.me.com/krmathis/
krmathis link now goes to iCloud site - where users have to log in, authorize devices, and risk the NSA-caused security issues via iCloudPowerPC optimized LAME binaries [ http://tmkk.hp.infoseek.co.jp/lame/index_e.html ] URL no longer existsRareWares Intel LAME URL [ http://www.rarewares.org/mp3-lame-bundle.php ] is still functional, but note that it is currently Windows only for LAME 3.9.9.x;There appears to be a Thalictrum OS X version of LAME 3.99.5 installer package [ http://thalictrum.com/en/products/lame.html ] - Note: The LameLib used by Audacity is not supported by Thalictrum's LAME builds - and the Thalictrum site also provides LAMELure 2.0.2 [ http:// www.thalictrum.com/en/products/lamelure.html ] "An application to fool Blacktree's iTunes-LAME application into using the LAME encoder, as installed by the Thalictrum installer"Nuclear Pixel has a LAME 3.98.3 Universal Binary (PPC/Intel) for OSX 10.5 and above[ http://nuclearpixel.com/blog/view/2010-03-20_lame_3.98.3_universal_for_mac_osx_10.5/ ]
Unless I missed something, this 3.98.4 is for Windows only. The "Download Now" link gets redirected to a general page, from whence the download for Mac is version 3.98 (.0) and dated from July.
The Release notes state the all Improvements for LAME DirectShow filter (which is Windows only). There is one bug fix that affects quality. Linux/Unix users can choose whether or not to skip this update based on the very limited changes.
While the source code for 3.98.3 has been released, a compiled version is not yet available, and the source has not been added to Fink or MacPorts yet.
If you need a compiled version of LAME immediately, then download the older version:
That's the Windblows exe file, this is MACupdate mate.
What? Link says its a ZIP file then it goes to a mish mash site that's so badly laid out I couldn't find the installer/updater.
I'll stick with the current version thanks. I need LAME to use with Sound Edit to save as mp3.
Direct download link:
More gobble-dy-gook, is there a simple link to the Mac installer/updater?
Why do developers, sorry, some developers assume everyone is as geeky as they are?
Human interface people, please, put your Coke and pizza away for a minute.
If you want a GUI, just download Max. What are you doing with a LAME bundle if you don't even know how to use it from Terminal?
By GUI I meant for the installer/updater/location of the blessed file!
I'm not using it via Terminal, LAME is a requirement for an application called Sound Studio to save as mp3 files.
I agree, these sourceforge project pages are usually very disorganized.
Why do they post Windows stuff on a Mac software web site? Someone's not paying attention, it seems. In any case this shows once again the wonder of open source, written by propeller-heads for propeller-heads. Now and then you'll find someone who actually knows how to design a UI for his little bag of tricks, but it's the exception that proves the rule. Why the rant, you say? Why indeed. Have you ever heard the open source folks talk about the great unwashed - that is the majority of code impaired users? They literally ooze with contempt for anyone too benighted to know how to use a computer without a friendly UI. Of course, even the UNIX and Windows shells are a UI of sorts, just a very primitive one. But don't tell the open source geeks that. They think they're the very epitome of modern high-tech sophistication. For them 1979 is forever.
I should have added that there probably won't be an OS X update to 3.98.3, since the source code hasn't changed (only the Windows compiler).
Link goes to PC executables. Krmathis' page doesn't yet have an OSX update for LAME 3.98.3.
What are some good GUI's which use LAME?
I'm not terribly uncomfortable with the command line, i just don't like having to remember a bunch of details. I don't buy Macs so i can pretend it's the 80's and do everything via commands.
Max is a very good GUI using LAME.
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